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DJ Cortega's #OKAYAFRICADC Mix

Listen/download DJ Cortega's Okayafrica DC Mix.


On a finely tuned bembe-centric Wednesday back in September, resident spinner DJ Underdog gathered DC for a now famous monthly gathering of diasporic sounds. Joining Underdog on the #OKAYAFRICADC decks was Nairobi-based ELECTRAFRIQUE mastermind DJ Cortega. What followed was a journey of dancefloor rhythms from the motherland herself all the way to the Caribbean. Listen and download Cortega's hourlong sound explosion at OKAYAFRICA DC below.

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